Monday, September 04, 2017

What are your favorite books on writing?


My favorite:

1) Dare to Be a Great Writer by Leonard Bishop 

I met Mr. Bishop at a conference in June 2000. He not only inspired me but gave me a four-page letter with comments and suggestions. I continue to learn from Leonard Bishop and find inspiration and encouragement when I feel like giving up. 

2) HOOKED by Les Edgerton 

Not only is Mr. Edgerton a great writer, his book HOOKED is an excellent guide on craft and writing. He is also one of the few authors and teachers who cares and is willing to help writers.


4) Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within, by Natalie Goldberg

Was one of the first books on writing I read and that continues to inspire me.

3) Unless It Moves the Human Heart by Roger Rosenblat

A deep and giving book on writing that taught me how to reach into what really counts.

5) On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft, by Stephen King

The KING taught me that I don't have have to bore a reader by including everything in my book and that I can write under any circumstance.

6) The Artist Way by Julia Camero

One of the very first books I read on writing and that freed me from inhibitions







Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Seeking reader and publication suggestions

Hi, and thanks for visiting.

I would really appreciate readers, publication suggestions and comments for The Sylph's Tale. The novella that introduces the angel and his beloved. Book one of the SYLPHS; or, ANGEL HUMANS trilogy.

Book One: The Sylph's Tale, is 15,899 words.
In prehistoric times, a virgin escaping rape runs into an Archangel's earthly paradise. He is commanded,  "Take your Eve" but damned to be a being without a soul. From their immortal love, rises a world of angel humans.  *Warning: Adult content.

*Cover is art from Daniel Chester French (1850-1931) - Immortal Love



Tuesday, August 08, 2017

SYLPHS; or, ANGEL HUMANS

Hi and thanks for visiting, 

I’m seeking representation for SYLPHS; or, ANGEL HUMANS, a fantasy/ paranormal trilogy of about 99,000 words. The trilogy opens with a novelette that introduces the archangel and his beloved.

 *Warning: Adult content.


Book One: The Sylph's Tale, about 16,000 words. 


In prehistoric times, a virgin escaping rape runs into an Archangel's earthly paradise. He is commanded,  "Take your Eve" but damned to be a being without a soul. From their immortal love, rises a world of angel humans.

*Cover is art from Daniel Chester French (1850-1931) - Immortal Love



      Book Two: Virgins,  about 44,000 words.

From caves to castles: In 1841, seduced by voices just like Haya’s, Ayekah finds other virgins. From them - in the Middle East, Europe, and America - are born five generations of twins. One is fertile the other is the watcher. The women are strong and wise, have extraordinary lives ruled by traditions and rituals, passed and upheld by the oldest, keep them trapped in secrets.
Ayekah, like a master puppeteer, rules their destiny.


*Virgins cover by Bob Keck: Owner/Photographer/Artist at Digital Dreams




     Book Three: ROLO, about, 40,000 words.

A New World unfolds. Not from the heart of religious prophecy but the mind of technology. An event once holy will be seen as evil. Ray, a Genetic Scientist, battles with right and wrong while developing a study that brings ROLO, a cybernetic clone, to life. Ary, a Parapsychologist, foresees that Ray’s plan can drive humankind to extinction and feels compelled to stop her. As the head of Tardell Corporation, Sigrid Liera (Sig) makes Ray and himself a living part of ROLO. But Ray and Rolo's disappearance under the raging waters of Hurricane Mitch starts a spiral that will change humanity. 




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Monday, July 17, 2017

Official Trailer for the AT

Make your writing voice yours

Normal-Is-Boring
Ever hear the saying, truth sets you free? We hear write this way not that way, be as perfect as you can, never make a grammar mistake. Those things are true to an extent, in this article, you will find how not to be scared of your voice. 
"We all have pet phrases, tics, favored slang, mispronounced words, emotion-driven fragments and run-ons. From all these things, our personality emerges vividly to those around us. The same is true in our writing: the limitless possibilities of imperfect language allow us to reveal to our readers our own personalities and, by extension, the personality of our stories and our characters."
Read, Writing Voice: 6 Things You Need to Know to Improve It